Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Simnikiwe Buhlungu, born Johannesburg, South Africa, 1995, navigates personal and socio-historical narratives as a complex web of (re)imagined engagements that surround the production of knowledge. She takes special interest in knowledge production through experiences that may be (un)written, (un)spoken, (un)heard or made (in)visible. Her work has existed in a variety of forms: as text, video, sonic negotiations and installations, presented as exhibitions, happenings and in different kinds of space. She also engages with the production and dissemination of printed material, putting her practice in conversation with publishing. Buhungu’s interest in knowledge production foregrounds sites of incongruity: how can incongruous moments of knowledge production become part of an urgent call to self-historicise and self-determine? Recently, Buhlungu has been enjoying gospel music and thinking about apiaries.